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Wikinews –
the free news source

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Language: Multilingual
Engine: MediaWiki
Main topic: News
Wiki license: Creative Commons Attribution

Wikinews early draft logo
Wikinews current base skeleton logo

Wikinews is a collection of wiki sites which present up-to-date, relevant, newsworthy and entertaining content; without bias, with content that is written by the volunteer Wikinews editors. A linguistic 'project' of the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), all textual content is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license (CC-BY 2.5), which makes the Wikinews content perpetually available for free redistribution and use. Wikinews was first suggested as a new wiki site in October 2004 by an anonymous contributor. A demonstration site was created at, and on 2 December 2004, this demo was moved to A day later, the German Wikinews was created, and late January 2005, four more language versions were created. Throughout 2005 and beyond, further language versions were created. The last language version created was the Limburgish version on November 2018.

As of May 2023, Wikimedia Meta-Wiki indicates that there are 30 Wikinews versions (down from 33 in March 2013) in different languages, with the Russian version being the largest with nearly 1.5 million articles, followed by the Serbian at more than 50,000 articles, with Portuguese, French, and English versions all exceeding 20,000 articles. New language versions are added when there is significant support for said language. Meta-Wiki historical article new language pre-launch documents the evolution of some of the various language versions of Wikinews, and Meta-Wiki requests for new languages illustrates the process for all Wikimedia Foundation projects. Just like the convention of other WMF projects such as Wikipedia, each Wikinews language version is a sub-domain under the domain. The Japanese Wikinews, for example, is at[1]

See also
External links

All Wikinews wiki sites in these languages: (viewedittalk)

1,000,000+: Russian (ru)

10,000+: Deutsch (de) • English (en) • Español (es) • Français (fr) • Italiano (it) • Polski (pl) • Português (pt) • Serbian (sr) • Chinese (zh)

1,000+: العربية / Arabic (ar) • Catalan (ca) • Czech (cs) • Greek (el) • Persian (fa) • Finnish (fi) • עברית / Hebrew (he) • Japanese (ja) • Limburgish (li) • Nederlands (nl) • Română (ro) • Swedish / Svenska (sv) • Tamil (ta) • Turkish (tr) • Ukrainian (uk)

100+: Български / Bulgarian (bg) • Bosnian (bs) • Esperanto (eo) • Gun (guw) • Hungarian (hu) • Korean (ko) • Norwegian (no) • Sindhi (sd) • Albanian (sq) • ไทย / Thai (th)

Any red links above need the {{Wiki}} infobox template, their Wikinews URLs, the {{Wikimedia-stub}} template (if appropriate), and the {{Wikinews}} navigation template added.

current Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) logo

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. (WMF), founded 20 June 2003, is the wiki company and non-profit charitable organization[2] responsible for a very large number (over 900 in total) of very active collaborative user-generated wiki sites, which are grouped together by primary subject and known as a 'project'; as well as the wiki engine software initially developed by themselves, known as MediaWiki. The Wikimedia Foundations' major wiki projects started with Wikipedia (encyclopedia), and subsequently expanded to include Wiktionary (dictionary and thesaurus), Wikiquote (quotations), Wikibooks (open content textbooks), Wikisource (free content primary-source and secondary-source texts), Wikinews (news source), Wikiversity (open learning community), Wikispecies (free species directory), and many others as listed below. Most of these 'projects' have separate wiki site versions written in many different languages. There is also the Wikimedia Commons (shared repository for documents, images, videos, and other media and text files), Wikidata (central space knowledge base for data used on all WMF projects), and the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki (coordination of issues common to all Wikimedia projects). The Wikimedia Foundations' global reach is nurtured in its Incubator, where all new language versions for all projects are initiated and developed before being launched as a new separate wiki site. The Foundations' most recent major project, Wikivoyage (a 'travelpedia'), was inducted to WMF in late 2012.

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI). Furthermore, the Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, granted April 2005, and headquartered at 1 Montgomery Street, Suite 1600, San Francisco County, State of California 94104, United States of America.[3]

All Wikimedia Foundation projects, wiki sites, portals, and websites (viewedittalk)

Wikipedia • Wiktionary • Wikiquote • Wikibooks • Wikisource • Wikinews • Wikiversity • Wikispecies • • Commons • Commons Archive • Wikidata • Wikidata Test • Wikivoyage • Meta-Wiki • Incubator • Wikitech • Wikitech Test • Wikimedia Foundation •

Chapters • Thematic organizations • User groups • Wikimania • Outreach • Labs • Toolserver • Toolforge • Statistics • Phabricator • Beta Cluster • Downloads • Analytics • Software Releases • Documentation • Lists • Blog • Shop • Donate • Login • Diff • API Portal

original Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) logo from 2003
subsequent Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) logo
Wikimedia Foundation private and management wikis

Board • BoardGovCom • Foundation Governance • Office • Executive • Internal • Affiliations Committee • OTRS • Collab • Movement Roles • Audit Committee • Search Committee • Advisory Board • Quality • Usability Initiative • Strategic Planning • SP-Com • Stewards • CheckUser • Advisors • Thank You

Wikimedia Foundation hosting services

Wikimedia Cloud Services • Wikimedia Cloud VPS

External links
Official WMF social media and networking
Further reading

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